An NIH-funded postdoctoral position is available in the Childhood Complex Disease Genomics Section (CCDGS), a new section in the Center for Precision Health Research (CPHR) at the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) in Bethesda, Maryland under Dr. Neil Hanchard
The lab is studying a broad portfolio of childhood disorders, including severe undernutrition, sickle cell disease, and early-onset high blood pressure, through national and international collaborations. The successful candidate will therefore be responsible for conducting human disease-focused analyses by integrating detailed clinical data with genomic, transcriptomic, and epigenomic datasets derived from genome-wide genotyping and next-generation sequencing of participants from diverse ancestral backgrounds. The anticipated work also includes a unique opportunity to develop and expand novel methods of assessing and applying genome variation and diversity across a varied landscape of age-, phenotype-, and disease- models. Candidates with broad interests and backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Candidates should have (within last 5 years) or be very close to obtaining a Ph.D. in bioinformatics, biostatistics, human genetics, population genetics, computational biology or closely related areas. Candidates familiar with specialized bioinformatics programs for human genomic analysis, public genomic resources and databases, genetic epidemiology, and complex trait analyses are especially encouraged to apply. Strong programming skills and a knowledge of statistics are important as are good communication skills and fluency in both spoken and written English.
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Internal Number: CCDGS-PD
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